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Webinar Announced: Climate Change - Resiliency & Preservation

A very popular session from the 2019 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference, Climate Change: Resiliency & Preservation is being presented again as a webinar on Thursday, December 12 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon. Rising sea levels, more severe storms and natural disasters and more are already making an impact on historic buildings, neighborhoods and open spaces. How will these changes affect existing historic resources and how can we plan for the future? Our panelists will discuss these issues and also, what is being done to protect historic resources, including proactive steps communities can take and resources that exists to assist them. Participants will be able to submit questions v

Learn & Share: Upcoming Opportunities

There are a few opportunities to learn and share with fellow preservationists in the next few weeks! November 20 - Central Massachusetts Historic Commissions Coalition Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Visitor Center 3 Paul Clancy Way, Worcester, MA Topic: Municipal Preservation Plans 10:00- 12:00 NOON Chris Skelly of the Massachusetts Historic Commission will provide and overview of the topic, followed by a case study by Jenn Doherty of the City of Framingham. For more details and to RSVP click here. November 21 - Cape Cod Commission Historic Preservation Round Table Cape Cod Commission Office 3225 Main Street, Barnstable, MA Topics: Alternative or Synthetic Building Materi

A Good Week for CPA

Last week there was a lot of good news surrounding the Community Preservation Act, beginning with the City of Lowell adopting CPA on election day! The Mill City is now the 176th community to pass the Community Preservation Act, which has gained ground with more cities adopting program. There was also a great success in the town of Sharon, with voters approving $7.5 million in open space CPA funds to purchase and protect Rattlesnake Hill, one of the state's top conservation priorities for over 20 years. This is the third largest CPA open space acquisition (by acres) and ranked sixth in terms of dollar amount. Our partners at the Community Preservation Coalition provided the community with

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